Ottawa 2, NY Rangers 0

Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 41-31-6-4 20-17-2-2 21-14-4-2 W2
NY Rangers 51-24-2-5 27-12-0-2 24-12-2-3 L2


SENATORS 2, RANGERS 0: Jason Spezza scored a pair of goals and Craig Anderson turned aside 41 shots as visiting Ottawa pushed top-seeded New York to the brink of elimination with a victory in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Mark Stone notched an assist in his NHL debut and defenseman Filip Kuba and Zenon Konopka also picked up helpers for the Senators, who own a 3-2 edge in the series. They will look to close out the series in Game 6 on Monday in Canada's capital city.

Spezza scored his first goal of the series to give Ottawa its first lead in five games at 9:18 of the first period. Stone threaded the needle on a pinpoint pass to Spezza in the right faceoff circle. Spezza quickly wired a shot past Henrik Lundqvist to quiet the crowd at Madison Square Garden.

Anderson stopped former Boston College star Chris Kreider's bid for his first NHL goal with a save on an odd-man rush in the first period. He preserved the shutout by stopping captain Ryan Callahan on a partial breakaway midway into the third period.

Spezza scored an empty-net goal with 56 seconds left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lundqvist finished with 28 saves. ... New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin was in attendance. ... Spezza's goal was just his second in his last 20 postseason games. ... New York rookie Carl Hagelin served the final contest of his three-game suspension. ... Stone was the Senators' sixth round selection of the 2010 draft.

Top Game Performances

Ottawa   NY Rangers
Jason Spezza 2 Points N/A
Jason Spezza 2 Goals N/A
Zenon Konopka 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Craig Anderson 1.000 Save Percentage Henrik Lundqvist .966
Craig Anderson 41 Saves Henrik Lundqvist 28

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 30 2 0-4 4-4 10 32
NY Rangers 41 0 0-4 4-4 10 25

Upcoming Games

  • NY Rangers will play its next game on the road against Ottawa. The Rangers have a W/L % of .627 after a win and .613 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Senators have a W/L % of .595 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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